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Voyages

Peace Boat US’s programs take place onboard the Peace Boat, a large passenger ship that sails on global and regional voyages. The official name of Peace Boat’s ship is the Ocean Dream. While most participants hail from Japan and participate in the full voyages (ranging from around 100 days for a global voyage, and 45-70 days for regional voyages), it is possible to join for a shorter segment in a particular part of the world that best meets your interests.

Upcoming Itineraries

Suez Canal Passage

Passing through the Suez and Panama Canals
are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for
participants, who also learn about their respective
engineering and geo-political histories.

93rd Global Voyage – December 9, 2016 to March 23, 2017
The 93rd Global Voyage heads for summer in the Southern Hemisphere, visiting ports including Maputo, Cape Town, Ushuaia, Rapa Nui, and Apia, while exploring themes related to environment and development within the Global South.

94th Global Voyage – April 12 to July 26, 2017
Peace Boat’s 94th Global Voyage will take advantage of summer weather to visit many ports in Northern Europe, including St. Petersburg (Russia), Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia), Copenhagen (Denmark), and others where onboard and in-port programs will include topics like advancing sustainable energy technology and European security issues.

95th Global Voyage – August 13 to November 25, 2017
A Northern Hemisphere voyage, the 95th around-the-world cruise visits ports including Yangoon (Myanmar), Kotor (Montenegro), New York City, Havana (Cuba), and two stops in Hawai’i.

96th Voyage Oceania – January 8 to March 5, 2018
Peace Boat will conduct a voyage through the Oceanic region, including a tour around various ports in Australia and New Zealand, as well as first time visits to Bali and Saipan.

97th Voyage Asia – March 7 to April 23, 2018

98th Voyage Asia – May 8 to August 22, 2018

Peace Boat’s Ship, The Ocean Dream

Peace Boat creates a unique and dynamic environment for its participants by adapting the many onboard spaces for community and educational functions. Since May 2012, Peace Boat has been chartering the Ocean Dream for its global voyages. The Ocean Dream was built in 1981 in Denmark, is 205 meters long, and offers an excellent layout to facilitate Peace Boat’s unique onboard community and programs. Read more

Life Onboard

A guest educator from Palestine offers lessons in Arabic in addition to formal presentations about peace and conflict in the Middle East

A guest educator from Palestine offers lessons in Arabic in addition to formal presentations about peace and conflict in the Middle East

Inviting up to 50 guest educators from Japan and around the world per voyage, Peace Boat organizes many lectures, workshops, classes and cultural programs every day. Themes are as diverse as the issues encountered while traveling around the world – environment and sustainability, poverty, conflict, human rights, art, media, and many others.

Additionally, participants create and offer their own activities – arts, dialog, sports, dance, presentations, workshops, games, etc – which add dozens of activities to the schedule every day, and help create a rich community onboard. Utilizing the spaces onboard the ship and harnessing the talents of guest educators, participants and staff onboard, Peace Boat creates a special environment in which people can live, learn and undertake positive action together. Read more about life onboard

Registration Process

From creating a program to disembarkation, you will have close personal support at every step. All Peace Boat voyages and related travel services are conducted by registered travel agency Japan Grace Co., Ltd., in accordance with Japanese travel law.  The first step is to contact us. For an overview of the entire process, please read more.